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Adrift in Golden Bay

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 April 2009

We stayed at Adrift for two nights during our 2-week visit to New Zealand in early March. The cottage was brand new and very lovely. The kitchen had great appliances and we were able to cook our English breakfast each morning. We had a beautiful view of Golden Bay and were able to watch the full moon rise each night....

2Thank Brigid1107
gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. The category “Nelson” under which we are listed can be a little confusing to overseas visitors as the name is used for both Nelson Province and Nelson City. Nelson Province has two main bays - Golden Bay to the west and north and Tasman Bay to the east. Nelson City itself is in Tasman Bay...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2009

Adrift will certainly rank as the #1 place that I've ever stayed at. I couldn't fault it in any way. The hosts were so helpful, the setting gorgeous and the facilities in the the cottage excellent. The breakfasts are to die for! Treat yourself!

2Thank ChrisB-Moseley
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 November 2008

We made a special detour to Golden Bay and Adrift due to rave reviews from some friends who had stayed there last April. Despite 2 days of mostly rain, it was fabulous. The hosts were gracious and informative about the history and sites to see in the area. (Don't miss Puponga Farm Park and Wharakiki Beach or the Mussel Inn...

Thank MAquohoag
Reviewed 19 May 2008

Well, what can we say. We noticed the Adrift before we left the UK but were not sure of our travel plans, so we didn't book until we were in Marlborough and realised that we would be able to get over to Golden bay, luckily there was an beach apartment available. This was the highlight of the stays during this...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2008

We spent 3 nights at Adrift over Christmas. We arrived on Christmas Eve in appalling weather, but we were helped across to our room with all our luggage & wine. We had room 1 & it was great, like a little house really, with a small kitchen & living room. We couldn't see the view due to the bad weather,...

2Thank loose
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2007

This little B&B offers the most fantastic slice of Paradise you could wish to find! Gordon & Bess are the most friendly and helpful hosts you could wish to find and nothing was too much trouble. The view from the breakfast deck of the B&B is to die for and we didn't move far from it. It has to be...

4Thank Poppycottage7
United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2007

What a truly wonderful find. We stayed here at the beginning of December 2006 and the only slightly disappointing thing was that the weather was a bit cool! The accommodation was superb and spotlessly clean - the kitchen was very well equipped and it was so wonderful to eat outside on the decking with the sea almost at your feet....

6Thank Breconian
Reviewed 15 November 2006

We stayed here for three nights in October 2006 and it was fabulous. The cottages are even nicer than they look on the website and of a really high spec. They deck is fantastic and it made a real treat to enjoy the delicious breakfast hamper outside whilst taking in the view. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower...

5Thank Kiwireviews
Inverness Scotland
Reviewed 16 April 2006

The moment we saw Adrift we were lost - it's absolutely wonderful. It's situated in a lovely garden that leads (between two palm trees) down to a perfect, empty golden beach. From that moment I wished we were staying longer even though we were there for 5 nights. Bess and Gordon, our host and hostess, made us so welcome and...

8Thank Nonna Hugh
Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 20 May 2005

We feel very fortunate to have found the Beachfront Bed and Breakfast, which is actually about 12K north of Takaka, and about 2 hours from Nelson, and right on Golden Bay. In order to get there you must traverse a mountain that is quite challenging, and unfortunately we were driving into the sunlight (it was getting close to sunset), so...

8Thank hliss

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 5-Star, self-contained accommodation situated on a quiet, sandy and sheltered private beach. The 5 cottages and a studio are spread over 1 Ha of landscaped gardens to ensure guest privacy and a peaceful, relaxed and romantic atmosphere. All accommodations have king-size beds with breathtaking views over Golden Bay. The stylish, modern interiors feature warm timbers. Cottages all have luxury double spa baths. Centrally located between Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Parks and Farewell Spit Nature Reserve. This beautiful area is well known for artisans, interesting cafes and varied day walks ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adrift in Golden Bay

Address: 52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7182, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: $253 - $652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Adrift in Golden Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Adrift In Golden Bay Hotel Takaka
Adrift In Golden Bay Nelson
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“Studio is attached to owners house cottages are separate, some on the beach”
  • Sunset glow
Rome_at_Easter, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The studio was the best!!”
lagatita1, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for a beach access room”
ianm965, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms provide privacy and I don't believe noise could ever be a problem. Intimate”
, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pay a little extra and go for the beach front”
Toddkelly33, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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